Clearwater and District Hospice Society and North Thompson Funeral Services Ltd. are partnering to facilitate a grief support group in the community.
“It’s not easy to understand or accept the death of a love one. Many emotions may surface that will take time to sort out, to understand and finally to reconcile,” said one of the organizers. “A caring support system is important during this time; whether it’s family, friends, associates, a professional or a support group.”
“What we would like to offer is a grief support group that can provide trusting, compassionate people who can be with you and listen to your concerns,” said the group organizer. “Also, we want to provide insights about the grief process and what you might expect to happen during the period of adjustment.”
The purpose of the group is to provide a safe place for individuals to express their grief and other emotions. Confidentiality will be important, as will be open conversation and a comfortable environment.
The group’s intention is to offer support through active listening and sharing.
For the respect of the group and the sensitivity of the topic it is recommended that participants arrive on time and limit the use of cell phones.
Meetings will take place at North Thompson Funeral Home in Clearwater every second Thursday of the month.
The first meeting will be held today (Thursday, Feb. 12) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be no charge to take part.
For more information, please contact Eileen Sedgwick at 250-674-2400 or MaryAnn Shewchuk/Jennifer Vincent at 250-674-3030.